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Poster: Andre Robatino Date: Dec 14, 2013 2:12am
Forum: software Subject: Re: Downloading large files?

Never use a browser for large file downloads unless you have to. They tend to suck for this purpose. I don't know what OS you're using, but a dedicated command-line tool like wget is much more robust. It allows you to resume partial downloads, so you can shut down and resume later, and you can see the exact size in bytes of the file you're downloading.

A problem with this site is the apparent lack of any checksums (to verify downloads) or any way to repair them, so if you finished that 230 GB download and suspected it was corrupted, there would be nothing you could do except download again. I asked about this in https://archive.org/post/1006731/how-to-verify-or-repair-downloads but didn't get any responses to my actual question (the only responses were unrelated).

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDFJustin Date: Dec 14, 2013 10:37pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Downloading large files?

Checksums are provided for all files, look in the _files.xml file for the item